"Kevin Kolb and Mike Vick have played to a tie," said Reid. "There's no way I can choose between them. So Kafka is our guy going forward."
Several of the team's veteran players have reportedly tried to talk Reid out of the decision, but the 12-year head coach is set in his thinking.
"Every time we've put in a new guy at quarterback, he's played better than the guy before him," said Reid. "Vick played better than Kolb and now Kolb is playing better than Vick. It seems logical to me to that Kafka will be better than either of them."
September 21, 2010 Column
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Andy Reid announces Michael Vick will be named starter around halftime on Sunday
"If Kevin Kolb is healthy, he will start for us on Sunday," said Reid at his weekly press conference. "Then Michael Vick will be promoted from backup to starting quarterback around halftime when Kevin inevitably sucks it up, definitively proving that Michael is the far superior quarterback, which is really something we all already know."
Kolb said he appreciated his coach's loyalty. "I intend to go out there and play my best," said the first-year starter. "It's my goal to not get benched until well into the third quarter."